What have you done to your isuzu this week?

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Postby Enemigo » Wed May 12, 2021 3:50 pm

I just had my mailman hold my slider kickout in place while I tacked it up with the welder in my driveway. Awesome.
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby giusedtobe » Wed May 12, 2021 5:04 pm

Enemigo wrote:I just had my mailman hold my slider kickout in place while I tacked it up with the welder in my driveway. Awesome.



Nice mailman. Pics or it didn't happen
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby Enemigo » Wed May 12, 2021 6:47 pm

How about a screen shot from a video?
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby giusedtobe » Thu May 13, 2021 10:35 am

Enemigo wrote:How about a screen shot from a video?
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Lol I just wanted to see your sliders..............................still jealous of your mailman
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby 6079smithw » Thu May 13, 2021 10:51 am

giusedtobe wrote:Right rear corner on mine was boxed in when I got it so got around to fixing it. First attempt at body work.


Night & Day difference... Well done!
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby giusedtobe » Thu May 13, 2021 4:53 pm

6079smithw wrote:
giusedtobe wrote:Right rear corner on mine was boxed in when I got it so got around to fixing it. First attempt at body work.


Night & Day difference... Well done!


Thanks! Pretty pleased with it for my first attempt at body work. Night have to try the big back door now. Typical dent due to the spare. Can't even tell its dented with the spare on it.
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby Bluelight » Thu May 13, 2021 5:53 pm

Looked at my Trooper. Would love to wrench on it during my short time home, but other projects take priority. Unfortunately if it's not pulling wire or hanging sheetrock, it won't get done this time around. And since the Trooper can't haul sheetrock in it's current state, it will keep sitting.
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby thumper » Mon May 24, 2021 9:10 am

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This week was no exception for working on my 95 Zu Pickup. Fixed wipers, located and working on replacing turn signal and flasher relays, installed ne subwoofer and changed speaker locations. Busy week on the Zu, but then that's one of the highlight's and beauty of it all, it definitely keeps me busy. :flower:
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby Enemigo » Mon May 24, 2021 11:56 am

Broke a CV messing around on a totally optional obstacle on Metal Masher in Moab. Repaired in camp, then did all of Hell's Revenge, but a 1992 Subaru Legacy wagon did all the same obstacles as I did, including Devil's Bathtub. The next day we were tooling around on the flat parts of Kane Creek and the rear sway bar snapped and the coil spring fell out. That wasn't even messing around or being silly. Pretty successful trip otherwise.
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby giusedtobe » Mon May 24, 2021 4:43 pm

Got around to finishing up the front end; repainting the bumper and installing the brush guard.
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby Nano909 » Fri May 28, 2021 12:51 am

I have a little under a week with my new Trooper. I cleaned the engine bay and the under carriage with a pressure washer. Installed G power NGK spark plugs, and Denso cables. Did an interior clean, checked all fuses. Going to do an oil change next. I also changed the speed sensor, but I need to change the gear since my speedo doesn't work.
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby Enemigo » Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:27 am

Bought super bright LED back up lights for the Trooper. They aren't so bright to compare to mounting a light bar in the back, but they are certainly brighter than factory. I don't have tinted windows, but I'd say that if I had dark tinted windows this would be more helpful in the city for parking, but it's not going to light up a dark trail the way headlights would. For $16 and next day delivery, worth it.
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby djangofly » Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:04 am

Giusedtobe, great work on the body and bumper, far better than mine above!

With respect to the back door dent I also have, I am considering trying to gently pry it with a 2x4 using the bracket as a leverage point. Let me know if you think of a better way other than a dent puller!

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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby DSUZU » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:35 pm

Depending on the dent, sometimes an inner tube stuffed inside and then inflated can pop out hard to get to dents. Dennis
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby Enemigo » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:46 pm

DSUZU wrote:Depending on the dent, sometimes an inner tube stuffed inside and then inflated can pop out hard to get to dents. Dennis


Now THAT is a great tip!
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby djangofly » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:41 pm

+1 on Dennis' idea - that sounds like a great option!

Here is a dent removal bag for $25.

https://www.dentmagictools.com/q-9-infl ... r-bag.html
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby giusedtobe » Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:29 pm

Wow awesome idea. I have one small dent in the hood and the one on the back door and this might work on both.

On a different note I hope I finally fixed my oily accelerator foot problem once and for all. Like a dope I changed the speedo housing o-ring last go around and did not know there was another 0-ring the driven gear went through. This made perfect sense but I did not notice it until I looked at an exploded view of the trans after getting major oily foot driving after I had already "fixed" it. :x Hopefully this time I really did fix it. Lol

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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby giusedtobe » Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:36 pm

djangofly wrote:Giusedtobe, great work on the body and bumper, far better than mine above!

With respect to the back door dent I also have, I am considering trying to gently pry it with a 2x4 using the bracket as a leverage point. Let me know if you think of a better way other than a dent puller!

Dan


Thanks for compliment but I don't know man.........paint covers a lot of sins! Yours being chrome was always going to show more faults. I still want to replace it if I can find a straight one. For the beater it is, my repair is more than adequate but the perfectionist in me(the fool that likes to spend $ on things that depreciate) wants a straight one.

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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby djangofly » Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:56 pm

Alan,

I keep telling myself I am not restoring my Trooper (deliberately avoiding starting a "build" thread for that reason), but still find myself scouring the net for better and cleaner parts. Hard not to agonize over it though - be strong and keep your wallet closed! Ha.

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